Thursday, 15 May 2014

Types of fishing methods.

Types of fishing methods:

Although there are many methods of catching fish, they fall into three main groups:
1. Catching fish singly or in schools by use of nets or spears
2. Trapping fish in stationary gear, such as fish traps or set nets
3. Attracting fish to get caught on hooks by use of bait, artificial lures or other means such as light
Before you go fishing you must decide what is the best method to use. There are many factors to consider - especially if you are a commercial fisher. Factors include:
  • where you are fishing
  • what species you are fishing for
  • the weather and sea conditions
  • the cost of the boat, gear and fuel
  • the market requirements

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Hunting the Hunters by Mary Sutherland.

This article is about spiders. Here is some facts we found out by reading a article called Hunting the hunters. It was written by Mary Sutherland.:

  • Not all spiders catch their food in webs of sticky silk.
  • Some spiders hunt for their food, stalking and pouncing on their prey, in much the same way as a cat does.
  • Because many hunting spiders are night - shift workers, the best time to look for them is after dark.
  • Some spiders could have up to eight eyes, but six of them are like mirrors.
  • Six out of eight eyes of a spider reflects light.
  • Light travels in straight lines, so if you hold your torch at eye level and shine it down into the eyes of hunting spider, the light from the six eyes will reflect back in a straight line to the torch, and also on your eyes.
  • A wolf spider is the most common spider you will ever find in your garden.
  • If a spider is carrying an egg sac or even piggy - backing its babies, then you know it’s a female.
  • Most spiders are active at night, and this helps them to avoid being eaten by spiders.
  • Working at night has its disadvantages.

Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Facts about how waves are made.

Facts about how waves are made.

1. Waves are mainly a product of the wind.

2. Wind is the first step in the formation of surfable waves.

3. Local shore winds can also produce waves, but they can also destroy the quality of the breaking waves.

4. Onshore waves are typically known for creating choppy and bumpy waves because their effect is added to the direction of the waves.

5. In a way, offshore winds are a sort of a counterbalance. Swell comes from miles away and the ground wind works as a "pause-hold" effect on the wave face, allowing longer unbreakable waves.

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